After more than eight years in charge of the kitchen at Brennan’s of Houston, Chef Danny Trace has left the iconic restaurant.
A press release from Brennan’s announces Trace’s departure, but doesn’t give much of a reason as to why the chef is leaving his post. “Danny has been a valued member of the Commander’s Palace family for the past two decades, and has helmed the kitchen at Brennan’s of Houston since 2009,” said owner Alex Brennan-Martin in a statement. “On behalf of myself and our entire team, we wish him the very best in all his future endeavors, both personal and professional.”
Trace took the gig at Brennan’s when it reopened in 2010 after sustaining significant fire damage during Hurricane Ike. Before taking over the kitchen there, Trace had spent more than ten years with the restaurant group, serving as executive chef of Commander’s Palace before making the big move.
Trace’s permanent replacement has not yet been announced, but in the meantime, Creole chef Jose Arevalo and executive sous chef Martin Weaver will be in charge of the kitchen, along with former executive chef and GM Carl Walker. Look for a new chef to be announced in the “not too distant future.”